Care Campus

Pennington Increases Addiction Treatment Beds

Oct 17, 2019

Pennington County officials are doubling the number of addiction treatment beds in Rapid City.

It’s part of an effort to stop the revolving door in the criminal justice system and meth addiction.

West River officials cut the ribbon for a 64-bed residential addiction treatment wing at the Pennington County Care Campus in downtown Rapid City.

The county received a $2.2 million donation to complete the treatment wing. Rapid City donated $900,000.

Rapid City is isolated when it comes to mental health care access and coverage. The regional hospital has just 44 beds for long term care patients.

The South Dakota House of Representatives has publicly acknowledged the need for additional services in western South Dakota.

A legislative task force is looking at access for those who have a mental health crisis.

The last year has been a real struggle for Katy Urban and her Rapid City family.

Their thirteen year old daughter was hospitalized repeatedly when she tried to take her own life.